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  1. Joining air compressors, 1/2" outlets on toy compressors...

    Hey guys as per the other thread after i derailed it from air tools to compressors...

    I am going to buy a couple cheap 40L 50L second hand air compressors both will be 2hp each i plan on joining...
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    Bull pin blues - opinions, help?

    Hi folks.

    I am loving my ex-school 260ATM and until recently, I believed that its scars from school abuse were limited to a banged-up tailstock quill and a couple damaged chuck adjustment...
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    ARM compound screw

    Finally getting around to doing something about the slightly bent screw on my metric Hercus. Can anyone confirm whether the screw is trapezoidal or acme?
    The dials say 2mm per revolution.

    And a...
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    Best way to oil these points??

    I've got these oil nipples on my Klopp shaper. I haven't had any experience with this style before - what's the best method/tool to oil them.
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    Bronze bushes - split. (2 halves)

    Does anyone know where one can get 12x16 split bronze bushes?. Cant seem to find anyone via google. Lots of non split.


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    Adding a Cage to my Trailer

    It occurred to me that a (removable) cage would be a handy addition to my little trailer, however, I've never looked at one close up to see how the corners are configured. Anyone have any links...
  7. Super Cheap Auto / Blackridge Air Die Grinder Yay or Nah?

    Hey Fella's looking to get a first die grinder i was just looking on ebay unsure if to go electric or pneumatic super cheap auto has a air die grinder for $21 has anyone used one before? i know the...
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    Cross Drilling Holes in Round Stock

    Cross drilling a round bar is something that always seems to give me grief, straight cross drilling is fine how ever take the example in the pics, on the bench I have centre punched a mark on a...
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    Number of Teeth in the Cut

    Today, we had a new replacement cold cut saw installed at our schoolís Engineering Dept., a MACC brand one with single vice.

    I overheard the teacher telling the students how to cut a flat bar...
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    Brown & Sharpe adjustable knurl holder

    Hi all,

    Was looking for knurling tools the other day and ended up looking at one of Mr. Pete's (tubal cain) videos on knurling. He showed a really nice knurl holder by b&s which is different to...
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    Hercus lathe refurb in Revesby: week 1

    (duplicate of last week's thread, without photos this time to see if it gets posted)


    Hi guys(*). My friend Barry gave me a pile of parts from his garage floor Ė most of a Hercus C lathe!
    ( bed...
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    Solidworks vs. Fusion 360

    I'm asking this one on behalf of work -
    We have a guy starting soon who will be in a technical support role and he has asked for F360 on his computer. The rest of the organisation use SW. I've...
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    Prep advice? Going to tig this hole

    Going to weld up this hole first option was mig but i dont have a teflon liner so going to fire up the tig and have a go, i have a piece if 100x50x3 brass backing shop didnt have copper

    Any advice...
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    Bridgeport mill and VFD advice please

    I have had a look as best I can through old posts and have come out a little confused so I am hoping for some advice please.

    I have been on the search for a mill and a Bridgeport has come up that...
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    Grinding wheels for sharpening

    Hi folks,

    Setting myself up to sharpen metal turning HSS tools and have a question. I'm a fan of CBN wheels from woodturning experience.

    Are there any downsides to CBN wheels for sharpening...
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    Home made U bolts Vs buying ready made

    Hey guys doing a aluminium trailer build on another forum and i was about to order 4x 12mm U bolts which cost a whopping $180 so i bought some 16mm round rod and used my hydraulic press to make the U...
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    Home made U bolts Vs buying ready made

    Hey guys doing a aluminium trailer build on another forum and i was about to order 4x 12mm U bolts which cost a whopping $180 so i bought some 16mm round rod and used my hydraulic press to make the U...
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    Coffee machine experiments

    I have what used to be a fancy Italian espresso machine that still makes a decent espresso even though I've had it for just over 15 years. One thing that annoys me is the noise made by the vibe...
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    Re-boring a Cylinder Clevis

    A while back I purchased an elderly Dingo (a self-propelled hydraulic pump) for way too much money, and after pouring even more money and hydraulic fluid into it, have it in a reasonably serviceable...
  20. KANT-TWIST Round Handle Clamp 3/4", Clamp Mfg 396

    Iím in need of a KANT-TWIST Round Handle Clamp 3/4", Clamp Mfg 396 for a piece of equipment Iím making for my workshop.

    I canít seem to find anyone selling them in Australia or a clone.
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  21. looking for ideas on lathe overhead belting conversion

    G'Day,
    I've got an old Southbend I've started restoring - overhead belt was the original design, hard to change that with the castings the way they are.

    I'm looking for a few ideas on suitable...
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    cnc'ed hercus 9 or 260 lathe

    If anyone has successfully done a cnc retrofit on a hercus lathe or milling machine. I would be interested in how and what parts they used to do it. I have a lot of unused machines that could be...
  23. Patterns-Orientation and runner system suggestions

    Im looking for some advice on part orientation when gravity filling.

    I have a sump Im casting and I am at the stage of designing the runner system.
    The ideal orientation for this part (for ease...
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    Grinding wheel dressers

    Apologies if I've posted this in the wrong spot, but I'm after some feedback etc on grinding wheel dressers, similar to the one in the link

    https://www.banggood.com/Sintered-Di...r_warehouse=CN...
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    Choosing a Mig

    Gday All

    Hoping to get some advise on buying decent Mig. Budget is around $7-800 Will be used for general jobs around home ie boat rack for the camper trailer, benches, gates ect. Will be...
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    help with TC tool inserts.

    I have just about come to the last of my supply of TC inserts for one of my lathe tools.
    These were sourced some time ago, and goggle seach only showed one result I could read (english), and all I...
  27. DC inverter MMA/TIG Welder for under $500

    Hi all, I have been considering for some time to buy a DC inverter welder. I have only ever owned very old AC arc welders and don't plan on getting rid of my goodwell Aussie made anytime soon. But...
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    6X4 Bandsaw acquisition.

    Hi Guys,

    I've just acquired an unloved 6X4 band saw from one of the engineering places that I frequent ! I was told that its been in a storeroom for several years and that it needed some...
  29. Thread: Mist coolant

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    Mist coolant

    I've ordered a Noga MC 1700 mist coolant unit off e-bay to use on my lathe.
    Flood coolant was not a viable option.
    I now need to source a suitable coolant here in Australia.
    Can someone with...
  30. Protection of electronics in the shed from dust

    Today we had the NBN installed. Translated, I had to pay several hundred dollars to retain a level of service that I already have...
    Anyway, the technician who installed the NBN modem thing in the...
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    What drill for bi-metal hole saws?

    I have recently bought a bi-metal holesaw kit for a job I'm working on, and thought I would run it with my Metabo SBE 1100 Plus. This drill was given a go as It has a 2 speed box, and can be ...
  32. Thread: Welding HSS

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    Welding HSS

    Hi all,
    I need to make a tool for shaving out a gear keyway on the lathe.
    The keyway is 5mm in an 18mm bore.
    My plan is to stick weld a piece of HSS into the end of a round steel bar but I'm a...
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    Transmig 275 3phase mig welder

    Hi to all
    I would like to know if anyone has information on this welder.
    re age approx
    can it be used for gasless wire eg reverse pole
    reliability and user friendly
    can it be used for aluminium...
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    Be careful what you don't wish for

    Pete F would probably find this amusing as he and I used to disagree over some aspects of 3D printing, but work recently took over another company and so gained a 3D filament printer. It's a biggish...
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    Need help with mill bit/s

    Hi

    I want to drill 5 x 16mm holes in heavy gauge 50mm box tubing (4-5mm wall thickness maybe) Each hole has to pass through both walls.

    Each hole has to be exact in location to the other 4, but...
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    under bench storage

    as all are aware we need a lot more storage.
    I had an old half height metal stationary cupboard sitting down the side of house storing crap. Binned with the crap and and pulled it down to the shed...
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    Stop Corrosion

    About a year ago we had a volcanic eruption.
    Our rainwater catchment tank is 15 years old, was in good condition, and has had no problems until now.
    It has begun a relatively small but difficult...
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    Disc Sander RPM

    I've just acquired a 2nd Bench grinder, with a Multitool sanding attachment fitted to one side. Since other end of the grinder is vacant, I am thinking on machining a 230 mm aluminium disc to be used...
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    I think i damaged my compound..........

    Hi people.
    I attempted parting off a piece of mild steel a while back with my C model Hercus and recently went to face off a bit of round stock and can't seem to get a good finish or seem to be able...
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    What's this spanner for ?

    Hi all.

    Came across this tool recently.. 290mm long with a 19mm hex opening one end, and a triangular opening on the other.
    the RXN logo should be a giveaway, but is unfamiliar to me.
    Any ideas...
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    Emergency welding with car batteries

    Hi all,

    I'm currently on the home stretch of a road trip that incorporated some fairly remote parts of australia. The most challenging being the crossing of the simpson.

    Most of the trip was...
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    Tool post bolt turner - name?

    Hi folks,

    My new lathe came without a square socket wrench to turn the bolts on the tool post. Not a big issue as I can always use a normal wrench, but if I can get a replacement cheap then it'd...
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    Using Collets on a Lathe (AL320G)

    As this is my first post and I'm very much a newbie, if you don't mind go easy on me please.

    The Requirement
    I foresee the need to use collets in the lathe head stock. Ideally I want to use the...
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    steel belt tool

    i want to make holes in a 1mm thick steel sheet (conveyor belt). Is there a hand held device which punches holes? Where can i get one?


    Read the full thread at metalworkforums.com...
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    Mill spindle taper

    My toolex shows that the spindle taper is Mt2 and R8. Does this mean that I can use tooling with either taper ?. All my current tooling is Mt2. But at looking at getting a boring head and can only...
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    Die holders/chucks/etc

    Hi folks,

    Forgive another beginner machinist question - but there seems to be a fair few options to hold dies on the lathe, and I'm struggling to figure out the pluses and minuses from simple die...
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    What oil for enerpac hydraulic pumps?

    Hi all,

    Looking for an alternative to the Enerpac oil that is recommended to be used in there pumps. Currently looking into an hydraulic oil for a hand pump but wouldn't mind knowing a substitute...
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    Hercus 270 Shaper Manual

    Here is a little Manual from a school program for the Hercus 270 Shaper.
    I hope it helps someone out as far as info. goes.
    Attached Files

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    What is this used for?

    I picked up the pictured device at a garage sale for a few dollars. It was in a very sad state as it had been used as a garden ornament, no before pictures unfortunately. My intention was to see if...
  50. Accomodation Required for the Hamilton Area

    Looking for accomodation for 4 adults for the duration of the Sheepvention, at Hamilton or anywhere close, PLEASE?
    My boss decided at short notice to exhibit at the Sheepvention, consequently...
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